BMX - Park/Ramp vs Street/Flatland Features + Heavier Rider features/sizing
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09-02-08, 02:52 PM
This may be a stupid question, but what are the specific features that make a freestyle "street" bike different than a "park/ramp" style bike? I'm mostly going to be doing street riding (parking lots, shopping center areas, etc around here) not much ramp/park stuff, but I'm just curious as to the differences.
Also - I'm about 225lbs, 5' 7", so I guess I'm looking at a Pro size frame (20.5" TT?). Do I need the thicker dropouts (8mm?) Any other features you can think of that I would need would be great.
I was looking into the DK Cleaveland, but wasn't sure if that would hold up to a guy my size thrashing it around? Another option was the Stolen Wrap, but I think that was more of a park/ramp bike? Any other bikes you would recommend for me in the under $400 range?
Thanks in advanced.
09-03-08, 05:22 AM
There's not really a difference, but some street bikes come without brakes, because a lot of guys take them off anyhow. Get the Wrap. Just make sure you run a lot of pressure in the tires.
09-03-08, 08:23 AM
Thanks Minichamp. Why do you recommend the Wrap over the Cleaveland?
09-03-08, 01:47 PM
both bikes are solid.
09-03-08, 09:21 PM
My two local bike shops keep pushing me towards the Haro F4 (they're both Haro distributors) - they won't sell either of the above bikes, but did acknowledge that Dan's Comp was a good place to buy from if I didn't buy from them, as well as acknowledge both those bikes were very well suited for my application. But - they said the F4 was the best match that they carried.
Thoughts on the F4 vs the Warp or Cleavland? I know most of you are Haro haters, so if you're going to bash Haro, please provide specifics to the F4 as to why I shouldn't go with that particular bike.
09-03-08, 09:52 PM
Hey - I updated the title in my original post, but it doesn't reflect it for some reason? I changed it to "DK Cleavland vs. Stolen Wrap vs Haro F4" by editing my original post up top. Any one have any ideas? Thanks.:crash:
09-03-08, 10:03 PM
the quality in the f - series bikes just isnt there. terrible wheelsets, and i cant even count how many of those frames ive seen mangled. if you buy anything from haro look into the forum and forum light completes
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